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Prince William ‘threatened’ to withdraw from royal ceremony if Duke of York took part

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Reports say Prince William ‘threatened’ to pull out of today’s Order of the Garter ceremony if Prince Andrew was allowed to attend in public. A “family decision” was made, sources say, to limit the Duke of York’s appearances at the Order of the Garter ceremony.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the disgraced duke – who was at the centre of a sexual assault case – would attend private elements of the day, but would not be seen in public parts of the event. It is claimed Prince Charles and Prince William both spoke to the Queen about their concerns reports The Mirror.

It is said that William was “so alarmed” by the idea of Andrew being part of the ceremony that he said he would withdraw if the duke featured in public sections of the day, the Evening Standard reported. Buckingham Palace has not commented on the claims.

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A senior source told the Standard: “The Duke of Cambridge was adamant. If York insisted on taking part publicly, he would withdraw.”

Earlier, Andrew – who agreed a financial settlement with his accuser, Virginia Giuffre – was photographed driving to Windsor Castle wearing a suit waistcoat. A Buckingham Palace spokesman: “The Duke of York will attend the investiture and lunch today but will not be part of the procession or service.”

Her Majesty has previously signalled her support for Andrew – who many say is her favourite child – after he attended a memorial service for Prince Philip with her in March. But there is speculation that other Royal Family members did not approve of the appearance.

The Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III in 1348 to recognise contributions to public service. Members of the Order include the Queen, several senior royals and 24 other Knights or Ladies, who are personally chosen by the Queen in recognition of their work.

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